The Minnesota State University, Mankato is a public comprehensive university located in Mankato, Minnesota, a community of 53,000 located 75 miles southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul. The school is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. The university has two satellite campuses, one in the Twin Cities suburb of Edina and the other in Owatonna. As of 2012, the student body was the third-largest in the state, with over 15,000 students. The University is the second largest in the state by the number of full-year equivalent students. Students are served by 600 full-time faculty members creating a 28:1 student to faculty ratio. Minnesota State Mankato offers 158 undergraduate programs of study, 82 graduate programs. It is the first institution in the United States to offer a Master of Fine Arts degree in Forensics.